Interview with a Parent #SOL19

Faceless voice behind the camera: How did you do on your own today, Meaghan?

[Hair tousled, chin resting on hands, elbows on table. Meaghan shrugs]: I had a pretty good day. Chad will be home tomorrow, so it’s no biggie.

Faceless voice behind the camera: Can you give us some details, Meaghan?

[Looks up, somewhat annoyed]: Uh, let’s see, there was a worm, some sunshine, a couple of swings, sticks, a chicken salad, a tiny bit of resentment, some health updates, a mother-daughter movie, and milkshakes. Not bad.

Faceless voice behind the camera: You seem tired.

[Steely glare, very annoyed]: It’s 8:47 pm and I am about to take a shower for the first time today. Can we wrap this up?

Faceless voice behind the camera: Sure thing, thanks for [baby cries off set]. Looks like the dog woke up the baby [checks notes] again.

[Meaghan clears throat, stands to leave] Yeah, gotta go. [Leaves stage with hot mic. Mumbles expletive laden tirade about strangling the dog].

Faceless voice behind the camera: Let’s go people. That’s a wrap.

4 thoughts on “Interview with a Parent #SOL19

  1. I loved reading this, reminded me of when my girls were little and Dad was gone or at work. You have this and before you know it the kids won’t be there anymore.

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